Putting the heavyweight division on a list like this makes me feel like a drunken cavalry officer, unloading my service revolver into the corpse of a horse that's been dead so long the buzzards have long since picked its carcass clean.
Still, as a fan who first started watching the sport in the late 1970s, my disappointment over the current state of affairs in the heavyweight division is unending. David Haye vs. Tyson Fury is now official for September, and the fight is already being spoken about as a world title eliminator.
That either of these two could be spoken about as the possible No. 1 contender in the world is depressing. In his last fight, Fury had to climb up off from the canvas against a cruiserweight in order to finally wear down and stop a man he towered over.
Fury did what he had to do to win in that fight, and congratulations to him for it. But I cannot seriously believe that a fighter who got knocked flat against Steve Cunningham is going to avoid getting knocked cold by Wladimir Klitschko.
I kind of doubt he manages to avoid getting knocked out by Haye. But if that means we're back with Haye at the front of the line for a shot at the Klitschko brothers, I pray to the boxing gods that I'm wrong.
Meanwhile, Klitschko is at long last scheduled to face Alexander Povetkin this coming October. Although, after all the years of waiting that have occurred over this fight, I won't actually believe it's going to happen until both men enter the ring.
There's a time when I could have been excited about a Klitschko-Povetkin matchup. But that time was at least two years ago and before I had seen Povetkin fight Marco Huck.
I still see some glimmers of hope on the heavyweight horizon. I think Kubrat Pulev and Bryant Jennings look promising.
But then, I just might be that drunk cavalry officer again, so far gone now I'm hallucinating my dead horse back to life.